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OSNews, Generic OSes The open source Contiki operating system and its commercial Thingsquare distribution are making strides towards the connected home. According to a Computerworld article, a new LED light bulb manufacturer is putting small computers into their light bulbs. Each computer runs the Contiki OS, which gives each bulb an IP address and allows them to be controlled with a smartphone application. To connect the bulbs to the application, the bulbs use both Wi-Fi and the much lower power IEEE 802.15.4 mesh technology.
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RE: Switched on?
by Kochise on Wed 19th Jun 2013 11:48 UTC in reply to "Switched on?"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Epic. Fail.

Soon, the Contiki powered switch ;)

Kochise

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RE[2]: Switched on?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 19th Jun 2013 15:43 in reply to "RE: Switched on?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

My campaign to get people to stop calling everything an epic fail continues. Epic should be reserved for something so unique that it only occurs once in a lifetime. Fail should always be used as a verb.

Putting the two together is just absurd.

Napoleon invading Russia, that was an epic failure.

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RE[3]: Switched on?
by Kochise on Wed 19th Jun 2013 18:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Switched on?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Not epic, when a midget on his high horses gets to attack Russia by winter, what should happen happens...

Kochise

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RE[3]: Switched on?
by MOS6510 on Wed 19th Jun 2013 18:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Switched on?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The game Epic (Amiga) was a failure according to some reviews, but others gave it high marks.

So something can be an epic failure and an epic success at the same time until you observe it yourself.

Epic. Superposition.

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